11 projects unveiled on self-Govt day
Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday inaugurated 11 projects and laid foundation stones for eight proposals worth `5.7 crore on the occasion of 42nd Local Self-Government Day.
BHUBANESWAR: Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation (BMC) on Thursday inaugurated 11 projects and laid foundation stones for eight proposals worth `5.7 crore on the occasion of 42nd Local Self-Government Day.
Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik felicitated 34 persons by giving ‘Nagar Bandhu Samman’ for their contribution to make the Capital City clean and green at Jaydev Bhawan. He also released ‘Aahwan’, an annual magazine of BMC, for the year 2017-18.
Earlier in the day, Bhubaneswar Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena flagged off two water tankers worth `26 lakh. While a hybrid toilet of five-seater capacity worth `18.5 lakh was inaugurated at Ward-6 in Chandrasekharpur, a primary healthcare centre constructed at a cost of `77 lakh was unveiled at Ward-8 in Niladri Vihar.
The civic body also inaugurated several hybrid toilets at Ward-15 near CRP Battalion, near Census Office and Aigania Square, a community centre of `18 lakh at Ward-28 in Nayapalli Sabar Sahi, a vehicle shed constructed at a cost of `29 lakh and a park.
Similarly, foundation stones were laid for construction of parks in Saytanagar, Laxmisagar and Badagada EA Colony, a day care centre worth `27 lakh in Bhimpur and renovation of Kansari Jharana at Ward-52 with an investment plan of `38 lakh.
Cong, BJP stage protest
Cuttack: The Congress and BJP corporators on Thursday observed Local Self-Government Day as black day protesting the failure of Cuttack Municipal Corporation (CMC) in resolving prolonged problems in several wards and providing basic civic services to the residents. All the 10 Congress corporators, led by Giribala Behera, staged a protest at Gandhi Smruti Peetha near Purighat by wearing black badges. Similarly, BJP corporators sat on dharna in front of the CMC’s office. Behera said, “The BJD-led CMC has no vision at all for development and welfare of the city. There is no new plans and projects for the city except inauguration of some old projects and laying of foundation stones for renovation of a few parks.” The civic body on Wednesday inaugurated 19 public toilets and laid foundation stones for renovation of seven parks under Atal Mission for Rejuvenation and Urban Transformation (AMRUT) scheme. Finance and Excise Minister Sashi Bhusan Behera, Sports Minister Chandra Sarathi Behera, Mayor Minakhi Behera and Deputy Mayor Ajay Barik were present.